Mother who had to quit job to care for child with cerebral palsy first Powerball winner to come forward


 A mother of four children, faced with incredible odds, is about to get a little help now that she’s a Powerball winner.

Marie Holmes, 26, of Shallotte, North Carolina, is about to claim her share of Wednesday’s $564.1 million jackpot, according to WECT-TV. 

Holmes was forced to quit her jobs at Walmart and McDonald’s to care for one of her children who has cerebral palsy. Now she holds a ticket worth $188 million paid over 30 years or a $127 million lump sum payment before federal and state taxes.

Holmes plans to set up college funds for her children, but a new home and give money to her church.

She is meeting with an attorney and financial adviser before claiming the prize.

The winners of jackpot-winning tickets bought in Texas and Puerto Rico have not come forward.

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